Councillors Happy With ABG ContributionMugini JacobAll Africa Global Media
CIVIC leaders from villages surrounding North Mara Gold Mine appreciate contributions from African Barrick Gold mine.
Kibasuka ward councillor, Mr Suleiman Moya who has always spoken bitterly against the mine said African Barrick Gold (ABG) coughed up 160ml/- that will be spent to construct a public secondary school in the area. Several councillors told the 'Sunday News' after attending a crucial full council meeting to discuss various development issues that are happy to see the mine fulfilling its promises.
"The new school will help students who have to walk several kilometres to and from school. We thank ABG for giving us the money", Mr Moya said. The new secondary school will promote education of the girl child and is scheduled to open doors early next year.
The new Vice-Chairman for Tarime District Council, Mr Joseph Nyagare said the mine, with the latest investment has greatly helped to reduce tension between the mine and surrounding communities.
"The company is currently constructing new roads in Nyamwaga ward and are financing the construction of a modern secondary school in the area", Mr Nyagare said.
Mr Nyagare who is also the councillor for Nyamwaga ward said. "Plans are underway to rehabilitate two primary public primary schools at Nyamwaga and Nyabikondo at the cost of 30 ml/- ."